Every year I set a goal to read as many books as possible. The nerd in me wants to document the literary adventures, so a spreadsheet was created complete with graphs. This spreadsheet has been with me since A Prayer for Owen Meany my senior year in high school. It calculates the number of books completed and how many pages I have to my goal. When I met Dustin it became the ultimate competition.

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Natalie's Completed Books

Divergent and Insurgent by Veronica Roth
The Colorado Kid by Stephen King
Percy Jackson: the Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
Rage and Hearts in Atlantis by Stephen King
1984 by George Orwell
A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, and A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons by Geroge R.R. Martin

Suck It, Wonder Woman by Olivia Munn
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
My Horizonal Life by Chelsea Handler
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler
Catchingfire and Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
The Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson
Star Wars: Path of Destruction by Drew Karpyshyn
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
The Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
Financial Peace by Dave Ramsey
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Last Kiss by Laurell K Hamilton
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris
11/22/63 by Stephen King
The Shades of Grey trilogy by E.L. James
The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Hit List by Laurell K Hamilton
The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks 

The Name of the Wind and A Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Wheel of Time Books 1, 2, & 3 by Robert Jordan
The Anita Blake Series by Laurell K Hamilton

The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
The Rhapsody Series by Elizabeth Hayden
The Sookie Sackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris
The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins
Under the Dome by Stephen King
The Name of the Wind Patrick Rothfuss
Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
The Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer
The Anita Blake Series by Laurell K Hamilton
Flashforward by Robert J Sawyer
The Sookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris
The Sloppy Firsts Series by Megan McCafferty
The Beach House by Jane Green
The Sword of Truth Series by Terry Goodkind
Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
The Host by Stephenie Meyer
The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Financial Peace by Dave Ramsey

The Road by Cormac McCarthy
How to Lose Friends and Alienate People by Toby Young
Choke by Chuck Palahnuik
The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
Watchmen by Alan Moore
Duma Key by Stephen King
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Anne of Green Gables Series by L.M. Montgomery
Financial Peace by Dave Ramsey
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
Atonement by Ian McEwan

Joseph by Terri L. Fivash
Deception Point by Dan Brown
Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
The Fourth Hand by John Irving
Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
Cld Mountain by Charles Frazier
At First Sight, Dear John, True Believer, Nights in Rodanthe, The Guardian, and The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
The Ender Wiggin Series by Orson Scott Card
The Rum Diaries by Hunter S Thompson
Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

Thank You for Smoking by Christopher Buckley
Sundiata by D.T. Nunez
Smart Women by Judy Bloom
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Shopgirl by Steve Martin
The Andalite Chronicles by K.A. Applegate
Cell by Stephen King
Enchantment by Orson Scott Card
Wicked by Gregory Maguire
White Oleander by Janet Fitch
The Homecoming Series by Orson Scott Card
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold


  1. I wish I had done this! I haven't a clue as to how many books I have read. Actually, I bought a Nook book recently and realized I had already read it years ago.
    Nana xxx

  2. Just looked at your books again today. I'm reading a Kate Atkinson book, "One Good Turn," after just finishing another Atkinson book, "Case Histories." Also reading "A World on Fire."

  3. I just finished Oe Thousand White Women... I think you would enjoy it.
    Vivienne (a friend of your Uncle Gene and Aunt Margie.

    1. Hi Vivienne! I will have to check it out. I'm always looking for recommendations. Right now I'm struggling through Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain. I think I'm just in need of some brain candy.

  4. Oops ! One Thousand White Women.

  5. A thousand spendid Suns is a great book as well. It is about two women in the middle east in a plural marriage